Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. For more COVID related information click here.

Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies can be scary and you may find yourself starting to panic if you start to have a sudden toothache or suffer a dental injury. If you have a dental emergency, call us immediately and we’ll do everything possible to have you seen immediately.

Dr. Game is experienced in advanced dental care and can treat your toothache or injured mouth.

Man with toothache holding jaw in pain

Dental Emergencies in Johns Island, SC

A severe toothache, lost filling, or knocked-out tooth rarely happens when it’s convenient. More often than not, it’s late in the day and you don’t have a dental appointment scheduled any time soon. At Stono Dental Care, if you call us with a , we’ll do all we can to fit you in that same day. We’re even open until 7pm three days a week, so we can usually see you even if you call in the afternoon. We set aside time in our daily schedule to see and treat dental emergencies because we never want you waiting around in pain.

Common Dental Emergencies & What to Do

  • Severe Toothache or Sore Gums – Clean the area thoroughly and rinse with warm salt water. Try to brush and floss gently to remove trapped particles. If the area is swollen, apply a cold compress for 15 minutes. Call us to get an appointment.
  • Broken Tooth – Find and save any pieces of the tooth that you, and call us immediately. Rinse the area with warm water. Apply a cold compress if the area is swollen.
  • Mouth Trauma – Apply a cold compress to the injured area. If the area is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean piece of gauze. If the bleeding doesn’t stop or can’t be controlled with pressure, go to the nearest ER or urgent care center.
  • Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth – Carefully pick up the tooth by the crown (the portion visible above the gums) and do not touch the root. Rinse if needed, and then gently reinsert the tooth into the socket. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth between you gums and cheek or in a glass of milk to keep it moist. Time is of the essence, so call us immediately so we can bring you in.

Johns Island Emergency Dentist

Dr. Andy Game - Stono Dental Care in Charleston

Do you need an emergency dentist right away? At Stono Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies can be scary and always inconvenient. If you have a dental injury or have any tooth pain, remember, don’t panic! Call us immediately and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. Dr. Game provides experienced, gentle care to get you back to feeling better in no time.

Whether you have a severe toothache, minor tooth pain, a knocked-out tooth, cracked or chipped tooth, just give our office a call at (843) 203-5429. We’ll walk you through important steps to take for self-care before arriving at our office.

Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays

Over the next few weeks, we will slowly start to reopen our practice. As most of you know, most dental problems get worse overtime, and we want to treat dental issues before they become bigger problems. We want to ensure our patients that we are taking COVID-19 (and all infectious diseases) seriously and are adding extra precautions to protect you and our team.

We are offering special hours and accommodations for our senior and high-risk patients:

  1. Special hours: We are reserving 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays for our seniors and high-risk patients.
  2. Mobile check-in: There will be no need for you to come into the waiting area. When you arrive, text 843-779-9096 or call 843-203-5429 to let us know that you are here. We will come to your car, bring you in the side door, and take you directly into a treatment room.
  3. First in room: You will be the first patient using the treatment room in at least 36 hours, since we are not normally open on the weekends or Wednesdays.
  4. Paperwork: Any paperwork that you need to complete will be sent to you via email or text so that you can complete it on your own device. We will also allow you to complete the paperwork in the treatment room using paper or a disinfected iPad.
  5. Mask: If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you to enter and exit the office. Our team will keep masks on when we are within 6 feet of you. Since we will be wearing masks, please forgive us if it makes communication harder and please know that we are still smiling underneath.
  6. Closed rooms: Each of our treatment rooms are closed with walls and doors and have their own air return vent. Closed rooms are very effective at keeping potential diseases from spreading from room-to-room.
  7. Check-out: The check-out process will be performed in the treatment rooms. After you are finished, you will leave the office through the side door and avoid the waiting area.
  8. Additional screenings: We will be screening all patients and team members for travel, symptoms associated with COVID-19, and contact with anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The temperatures of all patients and team members will be recorded.
  9. Mouth rinse: All patients will use a mouth rinse to destroy viruses and kill bacteria before treatment.
  10. Limit office traffic: We will require all non-essential families/friends to stay at home or wait in their vehicles during appointments.
  11. Infection control: We will continue our normal practice of following universal precautions, as we always do. This means after every patient, the room will be disinfected with chemicals that have been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in 30 seconds (Optim1), the instruments will be sterilized, and our team will continue to wear appropriate protective equipment such as mask and gloves.
  12. Addition cleaning: More frequent sanitation processes for the reception area and bathrooms.
  13. Suctions: As many of you know, we have always used special suctions. Not only do these suctions isolate the area being worked on and protect patient, they also prevent the spread of disease.
  14. Clean air: We have added additional air purification systems to our office.
  15. Stono Dental Care is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Take care,
Andy Game, DMD, MBA

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